James Redford/2017/71 min/Energy
FILM DESCRIPTION: When the issue of renewable energy comes up, it’s common to think, “that’s a future thing. It’s like sci-fi.” Well, this film is here to tell you, the clean energy revolution is happening right now. Director James Redford, an award-winning filmmaker … and, yes, Hollywood legend Robert Redford’s son … takes us on his personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. “Reaching well beyond a story of technology and innovation, Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival,” says Redford.
THE LOCAL SPIN: As the state of Illinois is poised to implement funding and resources through the Future Energy Jobs Act of 2017, we have our own clean energy and social equity ideas and stories to explore.
Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.
Friday, March 9, 6:30 to 9 p.m. [Lake County]
College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.,
Auditorium A011, A-wing, Grayslake
Where do we see the use of renewable energy already happening nearby? Join in the conversation with your neighbors as we reflect on the film and how it applies to our communities. Interact with solar developers engaged in the clean energy revolution, and learn what it might mean for jobs, air quality and resilience. Chat with local organizations about ways you can promote sustainability in your community. Facilitator: David Husemoller of the College of Lake County.
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.